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Hibou Blanc Bar - Hibou Blanc, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Hibou Blanc

4.7
4.7
546 Reviews
£25 and under
British

This magical Edwardian building has been transformed to a beautiful bar, restaurant and private room where we hope to deliver to our customers an experience you won’t find anywhere else in Newcastle. Paddy Forbes leads the team and ensures each and every one of our guests feel welcome and at home. Join us in the bar for some light bites and fantastic drinks curated by a team of some of Newcastle best mixologists and bartenders. We have an elegant 60 cover brasserie which aims to serve classic dishes, including a generous Sunday lunch, using the very best ingredients with plenty of flavor but no fuss. We are proud to have one of the best and brightest kitchen brigades who deliver great quality food under head chef Neil Jefferson. Above all we want you to relax, enjoy the music and feel at home here at Hibou Blanc. We also have a beautiful Alfresco dining and drinks set up in our courtyard, with menus to compliment.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Cocktail Bar, English

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Bar
    Mon, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0191 261 8000

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Neil Jefferson

  • Catering

    Our Head chef Neil Jefferson has designed menu's for intimate sit down meals to casual canapés and drinks. We can cater across all boards and have drinks packages available for your desired party size.

  • Private party facilities

    Here at Hibou we can cater for however big or small your event may be, we are fully equipped with various event spaces in Hibou to suit your needs. We have menu's for intimate sit down meals to casual canapés and drinks. We can cater across all boards and have drinks packages available for your desired party size. Our beautiful private dining room is perfect for more intimate occasions and will fit up to 16 people seated for dining. It is available to hire for a fee depending on the date and time. We are also able to do full venue and partial venue hire, also including our outdoor courtyard If you want to add special touches to the room we work with multiple event space dressers to bring your ideas to life. We are able to also source cakes, personalised cupcakes for any special occasion. We don’t stop their, if you would like to add entertainment or live music we can offer a range of acts to compliment and keep you entertained during your day or evening with us.

  • Neighborhood

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Cross street

    Bigg Market & High Bridge Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Two Courses: Lunch £18 / Early Evening £21; Three Courses: Lunch £21 / Early Evening £24. Lunch 12 pm – 02:30 pm; Early Evening 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm

Starters

  • Wild Garlic Soup

    Soft poached egg – croutons

    • Chicken and Guinea Fowl Pressé

      Spring vegetables – tarragon – truffle dressing

      • Mackerel Rillette

        Beetroot – apple – lovage – warm mini crumpets

        • Prawn Cocktail

          baby gem – avocado – marie rose – buttered brown bread

          Mains

          • Roast Breast of Herb Fed Chicken

            Buttered spring vegetables – jersey royals

            • 8oz Dry Aged Ribeye Steak

              (£5 supplement) Fries – peppercorn sauce

              • Roast Fillet of Skrei Cod

                Parsley creamed potato – sprouting brocolli – brown shrimp and lemon butter

                • Warm Ricotta and Wild Garlic Crepes

                  Young vegetables – soft herb pesto – toasted pine nuts

                  Desserts

                  • Warm Banana Cake

                    Salted caramel sauce – vanilla ice cream – shaved valrhona chocolate

                    • Glazed Lemon Tart

                      Yoghurt ice cream

                      • Three of Europe's Finest Cheeses

                        Crackers and digestives – quince jelly

                        Last updated: May 12, 2022

                        What 546 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                        4.7
                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                        • 4.7Food
                        • 4.7Service
                        • 4.7Ambience
                        • 4.4Value

                        NoiseModerate

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                        • Newcastle Upon Tyne

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                        • Newcastle Upon Tyne

                          Best Ambiance

                        • Newcastle Upon Tyne

                          Notable Wine List

                        • Newcastle Upon Tyne

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                        • Newcastle Upon Tyne

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                        1. AT

                          AlixT

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 2 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fabulous food, service, drinks and ambiance! The dover sole was 5*!!!!

                        2. LP

                          LynneP

                          London

                          6 reviews

                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined 3 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Delicious food Excellent staff Gorgeous restaurant Will be back very soon

                        3. P

                          Penny

                          Newcastle

                          6 reviews

                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          From the outside it is not what you expect but this is a hidden oasis. A delightful restaurant with fabulous decor. Food was exceptional and service excellent. Would highly recommend.

                        4. LB

                          LucyB

                          Newcastle

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          My second visit and did not disappoint, our food was delicious and service excellent.

                        5. NM

                          NicolaM

                          Yorkshire

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Excellent service. We had booked for a birthday lunch and there was a very thoughtful card on the table when we arrived, nice touch!

                        6. HP

                          HelenP

                          Hertfordshire

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fantastic food and service. Will definitely be back.

                        7. RC

                          RachelC

                          Newcastle

                          8 reviews

                          5.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fabulous food, fantastic drinks, friendly staff & in a fitting atmosphere. Back again for second visit & will definitely be returning.

                        8. SF

                          StewartF

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Excellent food very good service from a young lady waitress who joined in our sense of humour- beautifully decorated

                        9. HC

                          HumbleChar

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Absolutely lovely dining for a special birthday - lovely attentive staff. Thank you, we’ll be back! C x

                        10. p

                          porkbellylover

                          London

                          3 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great food and service as expected and delivered every time!

                        11. MW

                          MikeW

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Apart from the excellent quality of the food, the staff here are very knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely attentive. We can't recommend Hibou Blanc more highly and can't wait for the opening of the Grey Owl.

                        12. TD

                          TomD

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Dined at 18:30 on Saturday evening, arrived through the bar which was busy and very noisy with several raucous tables. Thankfully the restaurant was quieter and became quieter still as the meal progressed. I have dined here several times and was pleased to see that the food just keeps getting better, this meal being the best so far. A lot of new faces among the serving staff, but all must have had good training as the standard was high. A thoroughly enjoyable evening in comfortable surroundings.

                        13. l

                          lindabc

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Food beautiful, the flavours were amazing. It is pricey though for what we got, however I can not fault the food or the service.

                        14. B

                          Bobbyjohn

                          Newcastle

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Beautiful place staff very good definitely recommend

                        15. DG

                          DawnG

                          Orlando

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fantastic food, could do with a bit more to choose from though on the menu’s. Great value for money and will definitely return.

                        16. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Newcastle

                          3 reviews

                          4.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                          Gorgeous food, lovely staff, very attentive and polite

                        17. G

                          Garryd

                          Newcastle

                          2 reviews

                          4.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                          Fab food and exceptional service what more could you ask for

                        18. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Newcastle

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Both my daughter & I really enjoyed Hibou blanc. The service, food etc was excellent. The starters of scallops & steak tartare were delicious , as were our main of a fillet steak & the halibut. Fab atmosphere & beautiful surroundings - definitely be back. 👍

                        19. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Sunday dinner 🤌🏽

                        20. v

                          vinceb

                          Newcastle

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Perfect setting for excellent food and drinks on a Sunday afternoon

                        21. JM

                          JohnM

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Lovely food, with good vibes and good service too!

                        22. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          London

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Just superb in every way

                        23. LJ

                          LornaJ

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We had cocktails in the bar before rating in the restaurant. Professional service, great food and a lovely ambiance resulted in an enjoyable afternoon /early evening . I would highly recommend the bar and restaurant.

                        24. IB

                          IanB

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 8, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Outstanding lunch, first class service and the best playlist in town!

                        25. L

                          Laura

                          Newcastle

                          4 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on April 5, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Outstanding service and impeccable food. Lovely evening for a 30th Birthday celebration.

                        26. LA

                          LALA

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 5, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          A fabulous find! Food was amazing and superb service, a wonderful afternoon out ! In my view probably the best restaurant in Newcastle at the moment.

                        27. WO

                          WendyO

                          Newcastle

                          7 reviews

                          3.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                          The restaurant is lovely, staff really nice . Food ok

                        28. F

                          Foodie12

                          Newcastle

                          10 reviews

                          5.0

                          10 reviews

                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Food and service was great. Sunday lunch was very tasty. Will definitely return

                        29. s

                          stevem

                          Houston

                          4 reviews

                          2.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                          overall2food5service5ambience1

                          We went with family and friends for my wife’s Birthday (7 people). Cannot fault the the food which was excellent, or the service which was attentive, professional and very friendly. The problem was the table was opposite the opening to the restaurants very busy public bar which in itself was not a huge problem apart from it being very loud. The real problem was the table was next to the door to the male and female toilets which all the bar patrons used so a CONSTANT steam of customers all night walked back and forward from the public bar to the restrooms directly by the table. I would not be exaggerating to say this happened every minute with groups or singles walking directly by the table. I would put the number at around 60 - 70 people at least per hour foot flow past the table, it was constant! The meal came to around 500 GBP which was fine for 7 people but not for that table, It should be removed or diners warned when booking of the tables location

                        30. M

                          Margot

                          New York Area

                          2 reviews

                          4.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                          Food and drink is excellent and well presented but expensive. Would only visit now for special occasion. Nice to have linen table cloths on tables. Surprised at the noise levels which travelled from bar area. A goodwill gesture, of more than paper towel to get clothes dry after a bottle coke was knocked over one of the party by member of staff, would have been greatly appreciated.

                        31. L

                          Laura

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                          overall2food5service5ambience2

                          I cannot fault the food it was amazing! I cannot fault the staff and service that too was amazing.... But.... I had booked a table for 2 for 6pm on a Saturday evening for myself and my husband for a romantic meal (I booked an early dinner to avoid the Saturday night madness) unfortunately we were seated by the kitchen service area between toilet entrance and the bar which was really busy. The music was hopping and my husbands chair kept getting knocked about by drunk people from the bar going to the toilet shouting and screaming and falling over, and we had the kitchen staff shouting "service" every few minutes. I personally couldn't wait to leave. I wish we had been told about where we were going to be seated. There shouldn't be seats here, this is a walk way to the toilets and kitchen service area. And this was only 6pm in the evening... it was not an enjoyable experience...but like I say the food and service was brilliant.. it was just unfortunate where we were seated.

                        32. D

                          Dawny

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This was our first visit and very happy with experience, beautiful surroundings, super atmosphere attentive staff and super food will definitely be back.

                        33. LR

                          LynnR

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          First time there and really enjoyed the food and service excellent

                        34. s

                          stevem

                          Newcastle

                          8 reviews

                          3.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                          Outstanding service from all the staff from first entering to leaving. High end surroundings but very dated for such a new restaurant. The food was well presented and looked good but was a bit under seasoned and tasteless. Great wine list.

                        35. MH

                          MelanieH

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Excellent food, good atmosphere. Will return on our next visit to Newcastle

                        36. JS

                          JonS

                          Yorkshire

                          9 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          9 reviews

                          Dined on March 29, 2022

                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                          It was our first visit to this restaurant. It will not be our last

                        37. E

                          Esso216

                          Newcastle

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on March 27, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fantastic venue, fantastic staff. Fantastic food. Hidden gem.

                        38. JT

                          JulieT

                          London

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 27, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Enjoyed a lovely Mother’s Day lunch. Fantastic service and food.

                        39. KO

                          KateOR

                          Newcastle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 26, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Such a lovely place to go for dinner! We were really impressed with the menu and quality of the food, especially for the price point. All members of staff were lovely in the restaurant, and at the bar where we went for a drink afterwards. Will definitely be recommending to people, and returning!

                        40. CJ

                          ChristineJ

                          Orlando

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on March 20, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Second visit here , cannot wait for the next time , food , surroundings, staff all excellent . Be back very soon 👍🏻

                        Safety precautions

                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                          • Contactless payment available
                        • Physical distancing

                          • Limited number of seated diners
                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                          • Extra space between tables
                        • Protective equipment

                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                        • Screening

                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                          • Contact tracing information collected

                        FAQs

                        Hibou Blanc is rated 4.7 stars by 546 OpenTable diners.

                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                        Booked 12 times today
                        Google Map for Hibou Blanc

                        13 High Bridge Street Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE1 1UW

                        Additional information

                        • Cross street

                          Bigg Market & High Bridge Street

                        • Neighborhood

                          Newcastle upon Tyne

                        • Hours of operation

                          Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
                          Lunch
                          Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
                          Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
                          Bar
                          Mon, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
                          Dinner
                          Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                        • Cuisines

                          British, Cocktail Bar, English

                        • Dining style

                          Elegant Dining

                        • Dress code

                          Smart Casual

                        • Parking details

                          None

                        • Payment options

                          MasterCard, Visa

                        • Executive chef

                          Neil Jefferson

                        • Additional

                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                        • Phone number

                          0191 261 8000

                        • Catering

                          Our Head chef Neil Jefferson has designed menu's for intimate sit down meals to casual canapés and drinks. We can cater across all boards and have drinks packages available for your desired party size.

                        • Private party facilities

                          Here at Hibou we can cater for however big or small your event may be, we are fully equipped with various event spaces in Hibou to suit your needs. We have menu's for intimate sit down meals to casual canapés and drinks. We can cater across all boards and have drinks packages available for your desired party size. Our beautiful private dining room is perfect for more intimate occasions and will fit up to 16 people seated for dining. It is available to hire for a fee depending on the date and time. We are also able to do full venue and partial venue hire, also including our outdoor courtyard If you want to add special touches to the room we work with multiple event space dressers to bring your ideas to life. We are able to also source cakes, personalised cupcakes for any special occasion. We don’t stop their, if you would like to add entertainment or live music we can offer a range of acts to compliment and keep you entertained during your day or evening with us.

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